Ptolomeo Vino Bruno Rainaldi / 2010-2018

“Great is the fortune of he who possesses a good bottle, a good book, a good friend.” - Molière


Ptolomeo Vino, absolute novelty of the 2018 Salone del Mobile, is the bottle holder version of Original Ptolomeo, the famous free standing bookshelves designed by Bruno Rainaldi, winner of the Compasso d’Oro 2004 and soon became an icon of contemporary design.

A glass of our favourite wine and that book that we are engrossed in. Very often our moments of greatest relax are imagined in the company of a good book and an excellent glass of wine. Ptolomeo Vino becomes the “summa” of this suggestive idea, representing the transformation of the famous Original Ptolomeo bookshelf into a scenographic bottle holder.

In Ptolomeo Vino the container once again stands aside allowing the limelight to go to its content. The wine bottles are the main protagonists, appearing to float in the air, their labels becoming a strongly decorative feature.

Conceived on the drafts left by Bruno Rainaldi, Ptolomeo Vino is a metal column connected to a system of ledges that can contain a great variety of different wine bottles. The supports have been designed to be as imperceptible as possible, to give the beholder the idea that the bottles are “suspended”.

Slim, elegant and essential, it is the perfect solution for both domestic environments and the contract world, including hotels, restaurants, wineries, wine shops and wherever wine is more than just a passion. 

Also available in a wall version (that if possible enhances even more its scenographic effect), Ptolomeo Vino can be made in two different sizes and in four different finishes, from pure white to shiny stainless steel, from the traditional black to an antique Corten effect.

"A glass of good wine

and my favourite book, please."

Bruno Rainaldi